Police action around Sidney House

pcscooterOn Wednesday 9th May 2018, following on from residents’ concerns regarding drug dealing and ASB issues, Bethnal Green SNT officers carried out patrols and conducted searches near SIDNEY HOUSE, OLD FORD ROAD, E2.  During the area search we found 30 small bags each containing an amount of herbal cannabis inside.  This was found under the seat of a hidden/ abandoned motor scooter parked nearby, which by the pungent smell alone, drew officers towards it.  Another nearby search also recovered a hidden 8 inch bladed kitchen knife as well as a 20 inch bladed zombie-style knife.

Both drugs and weapons have now been removed from the streets of Bethnal Green Ward.  It also sends out a message to those hanging around, that police are aware of what they are doing and also shows that we take residents’ concerns seriously

 

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Ward Panel AGM 2018

I attended the Bethnal Green Ward Panel last night and had no major problems to report that I am aware of.

We have been handed a sheet with statistics of reported crime since April 2017 and within the 9 Major classes

there were few rises within the last 12 months:

  • Burglary rise from 17 to 28
  • Other offences rise from 6 to 10
  • Robbery rise from 5 to 6
  • Sexual offences rise from 1 to 7

Other categories saw big falls:

  • Criminal damage down from 17 to 11
  • Drugs* down from 7 to 5
  • Theft and handling down from 87 to 56
  • Violence against the person down from 73 to 56

*It is likely that the real drugs figure is significantly higher, due to a lack of reporting of those offences.

It is extremely important for all residents to report all incidences of any criminal activity to the local Police. Intelligence reports including:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Place
  • car number plates
  • person description
  • activity description

should be made by

  • phone, 101 or your local SNT officer or Crime stoppers 0800 555 111
  • email BethnalGreen.snt@met.police.uk
  • online on the MET website or using the SNT contact online.
  • All ongoing crime needs to be reported via 999.

In non urgent cases police resources are allocated according to the number of complaints received, so if you complain we are likely to get more resources to solve our problems.

May I take this opportunity to invite residents to put themselves on the MET mailing list and/or register with OWL the local information system, that keeps you up-dated with all local activities.

Bethnal Green Community Safety

At the Walkabout in April 2017 for the Bethnal Green Ward, issues were recognised and acted upon.

Please see enclosed the newsletter that reflects upon the local policing issues.

Issues include Parkview Estate Pomeroy House.

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As mentioned in the previous post, residents wishing to become members of the Safer Neighbourhood Panel for Bethnal Green please register with OWL. The next panel meeting, by invitation only, will take place at the Glasshouse.

Break-in alert

A leaseholder neighbour from Piggott House had his door kicked in at 18:15 yesterday evening, he says somebody had gone through his belongings but nothing was apparently taken.

Neighbours heard a noise but thought nothing of it.

It is difficult to hear where a noise comes from and finding out what it is. On estates noises are hard to source; and with building work going on in many places it is hardly possible to call emergency services for every aggressive noise one hears.

Whilst I do not want to advocate the view that it is the dwellers fault that their doors kicks in easily and they make it easy for the burglars, I would still recommend that residents install a multi-bolt secure door.

Whilst I do not want to advertise any particular manufacturer, a Google search results in many suitable doors being available.

Perhaps if any readers have seen anything yesterday and retrospectively remember any useful information please inform your local Safer Neighbourhoods Officer or ring 101 or crime stoppers help out anonymously as well on the number 0800 555 111.

National Cybercrime survey

I am an old hand in electronic communiations. I can immediately tell when an e-mail is malicious, fraudulent or plain nonsense.

Many fraudulent e-mails appear genuine and can fool recipients.

An easy trick to tell if an e-mail is from the promised sender is click on the contact and see the e-mail address it comes from. If it pretends to be from a bank but the e-mail address is obviously different from the bank’s domain, delete the whole thing and if you have the time (recommended) inform the institution the e-mail pretends to come from.

But to help combat cybercrime better please complete this survey.